Men's track

  • 15 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • Seven NCAA Div. III outdoor top-10 team finishes
  • 2014 indoor distance medley relay national champions
  • Six 2014 indoor All-America honors

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Letterwinners

 

2015 returning letterwinners

Alex Bleadorn

Jr.
Sprints
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa


Career indoor bests
60 meters - 7.57
200 meters - 23.96
400 meters - 54.19
600 meters - 1:29.06
800 meters - 2:11.70

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.95
200 meters - 23.38
400 meters - 51.65
800 meters - 2:10.40

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

 

Grady Carson

Sr.
Sprints
Centerville HS
Centerville, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.92
60 meters - 7.43
200 meters - 24.15
400 meters - 55.67

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.69
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 53.60

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
Flying Dutch Award (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Kody Dailey

Jr.
Multi-events
Iowa City HS
Waterloo, Iowa


Career indoor bests
60 meters - 7.61
Shot put - 42-10.75

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Shot put - 39-10.75
Discus - 132-6
Javelin - 183-0

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)
Iowa Conference outdoor field events performer of the week (April 5, 2015)

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 1st, javelin

 

Chris Davis

Jr.
Throws
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa


Career indoor bests
Shot put - 32-6.25
Weight throw - 51-9.75

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Discus - 130-1
Hammer throw - 139-11
Javelin - 145-1

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2015 indoor: 5th, weight throw

 

Cole Decker

Jr.
Distance
Dowling Catholic HS
Des Moines, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 2:04.45
1,000 meters - 2:37.48
Mile - 4:20.67
3,000 meters - 8:36.69
5,000 meters - 14:35.55

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 2:03.95
1,500 meters - 4:00.79
5,000 meters - 14:36.59
10,000 meters - 29:59.31(SR)

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
NCAA all-American (2015 outdoor)
All-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)
Most Valuable Freshman (2013)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 5th, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 10,000 meters; 6th, 5,000 meters
2014 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 8th, 3,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 10,000 meters
2015 indoor: 2nd, 5,000 meters; 5th, 3,000 meters

NCAA results
2013 outdoor: 16th, 10,000 meters
2015 outdoor: 8th, 10,000 meters

Cole Ebel

Jr.
Sprints
South O'Brien HS
Sutherland, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.75
60 meters - 7.21
200 meters - 24.02
400 meters - 55.92

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.10
200 meters - 23.35
400 meters - 54.88

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 6th, 100 meters; 7th, 4x100 relay

 

Conner Freeman

Sr.
Jumps
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.92
60 meters - 7.37
200 meters - 24.57
1,000 meters - 2:59.36
55 hurdles - 8.10
60 hurdles - 8.60
High jump - 6-5
Long jump - 21-0
Shot put - 33-9.25
Pole vault - 12-5.25
Heptathlon - 4,688

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.47
200 meters - 23.69
400 meters - 25.93
1,500 meters - 5:06.27
110 hurdles - 15.38
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 20-6.25
Pole vault - 12-11.50
Shot put - 33-4.75
Discus - 116-8
Javelin - 137-7
Decathlon - 5,976

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 8th, high jump
2013 indoor: 2nd heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st decathlon
2014 outdoor: 7th, decathlon
2015 indoor: 2nd, heptathlon

Spencer Hammack

Jr.
Sprints
Ottumwa HS
Ottumwa, Iowa


Career indoor bests
200 meters - 23.25
400 meters - 50.18
600 meters - 1:29.25
Long jump - 18-5.75
Triple jump - 39-2.5

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
200 meters - 24.81
400 meters - 50.65

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, distance medley relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor, 2015 indoor)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week (Feb. 16, 2015)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay
2014 indoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 7th, 200 meters; 7th, 400 meters; 7th, 4x200 relay
2015 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 4th, 400 meters; 4th, 4x400 relay

NCAA results
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay

 

Eli Horton

Sr.
Distance
Southeast Polk HS
Runnells, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 2:03.65
1,000 meters - 2:38.83
Mile - 4:10.01 (SR)
3,000 meters - 8:14.94
5,000 meters - 14:27.80

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 1:55.91
1,500 meters - 3:51.06
3,000 meters - 8:39.29
5,000 meters - 14:12.40 (SR)

Eli Horton

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, distance medley relay)
NCAA all-American (2013 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)
USTFCCCA Division III Central Region men’s track athlete of the year (2013, outdoor; 2014, indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)
Iowa Conference Most Valuable Track Performer (2014 indoor/outdoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (March 2, 2014; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week (April 19, 2015; March 29, 2015; April 27, 2014; April 28, 2013; April 21, 2013; March 31, 2013; April 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week (Feb. 16, 2015, Dec. 9, 2014, Feb. 23, 2014, Feb. 10, 2014, )
Team, Most Valuable Performer (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, 5,000 meters; 5th, Mile; 7th, 3,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, mile; 2nd, 3,000 meters; 2nd, 5,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters, 2nd, 4x800 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, mile; 1st, 3,000 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 1st, 1,500 meters; 1st, 5,000 meters; 2nd, 4x800 relay
2015 indoor: 1st, mile; 1st, 3,000 meters; 1st, distance medley relay

NCAA results
2013 indoor: 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 14th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 4th, 5,000 meters

 

Drew Jackson

Sr.
Distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 1:56.16
1,000 meters - 2:34.96
Mile - 4:16.31
3,000 meters - 8:41.75
5,000 meters - 15:20.60

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 1:54.37
1,500 meters - 3:55.70
3,000 meters - 8:44.36
5,000 meters - 15:05.44
3,000 steeplechase - 9:25.10

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
NCAA division III national champion (2014 indoor, distance medley relay)
NCAA all-American (2014 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week (Feb. 16, 2015, Jan. 29, 2012)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week (April 27, 2014; April 29, 2013; April 30, 2012)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014, 2013)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 4th, Mile; 7th, 5,000 meters
2012 outdoor: 4th, 1,500 meters; 8th, 5,000 meters
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 2nd, mile; 3rd, 3,000 meters
2013 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd, 4x800 relay; 4th, 5,000 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 3rd, mile; 7th, 3,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 1st, 3,000 steeplechase; 2nd 4x800 relay; 5th, 4x400 relay; 8th, 800 meters
2015 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 4th, mile; 6th, 3,000 meters

 

Gunnar Johnson

Sr.
Throws
Johnston HS
Ankeny, Iowa


Career indoor bests
Shot put - 50-10

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Shot put - 48-8.75
Discus - 124-3
Javelin - 149-8

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor, 2015 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 9th, shot put
2013 indoor: 7th, shot put
2014 indoor: 3rd, shot put
2014 outdoor: 5th, shot put
2015 indoor: 3rd, shot put

Eric Larson

Sr.
Multi-events
Waverly-Shell Rock HS
Waverly, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.77
60 meters - 6.99*
1,000 meters - 2:44.22
55 hurdles - 7.81
60 hurdles - 8.27
High jump - 6-9.5
Long jump - 23-7.5
Shot put - 41-3.25
Pole vault - 13-9.35
Heptathlon - 5,399 (SR)

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.20
400 meters - 51.21
1,500 meters - 4:38.89
110 hurdles - 14.96
High jump - 6-8.25
Long jump - 23-10.75
Shot put - 37-6
Discus - 120-0
Javelin - 146-1
Pole vault - 14-7.25
Decathlon - 6,969

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
Capital One second team Academic All-America (2013)
NCAA Division III national champion (2013 indoor, heptathlon; 2013 outdoor, decathlon)
NCAA Division III all-American (2012 indoor/outdoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor)
USTFCCCA Division III Central Region men's field athlete of the year (2015 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor, 2015 indoor)
USTFCCCA Division III National Athlete of the Week (Feb. 10, 2015; April 28, 2015)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (April 28, 2015; Feb. 9, 2015; April 29, 2013)
Iowa Conference indoor field events performer of the week (Feb. 9, 2015; Feb. 2, 2014; Feb. 5, 2012)
Iowa Conference outdoor field events performer of the week (April 28, 2015; April 29, 2013; March 31, 2013)
Most Valuable Performer (2013)
Most Valuable Freshman (2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, helptathlon; 6th, high jump; 8th, 60 hurdles
2012 outdoor: 5th, 110 hurdles
2013 indoor: 1st, 60 hurdles; 2nd, high jump; 2nd, pole vault; 2nd, long jump
2013 outdoor: 2nd, long jump; 2nd, high jump; 3rd 4x100 relay; 5th, 110 hurdles
2015 indoor: 1st, 60 hurdles; 1st, long jump; 2nd, high jump; 5th, pole vault

NCAA results:
2012 indoor:
8th, heptathlon
2012 outdoor:
5th, decathlon
2013 indoor: 1st, heptathlon
2013 outdoor: 1st, decathlon

LJ Lipscomb

Sr.
Mid-distance
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


Career indoor bests
400 meters - 51.93
600 meters - 1:23.22
800 meters - 1:56.02
1,000 meters - 2:42.72

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
400 meters - 49.88
800 meters - 1:53.54
1,500 meters - 4:11.26

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events perofrmer of the week (April 29, 2012)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 1st, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 7th, 800 meters; 5th, 4x800 relay

Mike Mackin

Sr.
Sprints
Central Springs HS
Manly, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 7.23
Long jump - 21-5.25

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Long jump - 22-2.25
Triple jump - 38-10.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 8th, long jump
2014 outdoor: 6th, long jump

 

Ben Miller

So.
Throws
Wilcox HS
Wilcox, Ariz.


Career indoor bests

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Discus - 133-11

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 8th, discus throw

 

Logan Mulford

So.
Jumps
Mount Plesant HS
Mount Pleasant, Iowa


Career indoor bests
High jump - 6-10.25

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
High jump - 6-6

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2015 indoor)
Iowa Conference indoor field performer of the week (Dec. 9, 2014)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 7th, high jump
2015 indoor: 3rd, high jump

Kyle Nuehring

Jr.
Mid-distance
Waukee HS
Waukee, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 1:56.98
Mile - 4:21.01
1,000 meters - 2:37.89

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 1:53.36
1,500 meters - 3:56.45

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 4th, mile
2013 outdoor: 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters
2014 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay

Jaemin Powell

Jr.
Multi-events
Mid-Prairie HS
Wellman, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.76
60 meters - 7.30
1,000 meters - 2:57.18
55 hurdles - 8.95
60 hurdles - 9.53
High jump - 6-4
Long jump - 21-11.75
Shot put - 37-2.25
Pole vault - 10-8
Heptathlon - 4,376

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.33
400 meters - 51.83
1,500 meters - 5:11.09
110 hurdles - 17.19
Discus - 111-10
Long jump - 23-2.5
Shot put - 36-4
High jump - 6-0
Pole vault - 11-9.75
Javelin - 151-2
Decathlon - 6,013

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 indoor/outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 7th, high jump; 7th, heptathalon
2014 indoor: 2nd, heptathalon; 3rd, long jump
2014 outdoor: 2nd, decathalon; 7th, long jump
2015 indoor: 7th, heptathlon

Austin Roberts

Jr.
Sprints
Davis County HS
Bloomfield, Iowa


Career indoor bests
60 meters - 7.55
200 meters - 23.91
400 meters - 51.33
600 meters - 1:25.45
800 meters - 2:06.22
1,000 meters - 2:53.82

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.89
200 meters - 23.46
400 meters - 49.88

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 4x400 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 5th, 400 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 4x400 relay; 8th, 400 meters
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay
2015 indoor: 4th, 4x400 relay

Dan Roemerman

Jr.
Hurdles, sprints
City High HS
Iowa City, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.66
60 meters - 7.18
200 meters - 23.38
55 hurdles - 7.83
60 hurdles - 8.25

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.09
200 meters - 22.35
110 hurdles - 14.75
400 hurdles - 58.63

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 outoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 indoor: 2nd, 60 hurdles
2013 outdoor: 6th, 55 meters; 7th, 55 hurdles; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 indoor: 1st, 110 hurdles
2014 outdoor: 1st, 110 hurdles; 5th, 100 meters; 5th, 4x400 relay
2015 indoor: 2nd, 60 hurdles

Timothy Shepherd

Sr.
Distance
Knoxville HS
Knoxville, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 2:08.14
1,000 meters - 2:43.63
Mile - 4:29.42
3,000 meters - 8:58.01
5,000 meters - 15:43.27

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 2:08.60
1,500 meters - 4:10.10
3,000 meters - 9:09.09
5,000 meters - 15:27.89
10,000 meters - 33:03.58
3,000 steeplechase - 9:43.59

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2013 outdoor: 8th, 10,000 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 3,000 steeplechase

Isaac Steffensmeier

So.
Distance
Fort Madison HS
St. Paul, Iowa


Career indoor bests
800 meters - 2:00.83
1,000 meters - 2:35.84
Mile - 4:23.07
3,000 meters - 8:33.57
5,000 meters - 14:58.10

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 2:01.15
1,500 meters - 4:02.33
5,000 meters - 14:51.57
10,000 meters - 31:14.15

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2014 outdoor, 2015 indoor)
team, Most Outstanding Freshman (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2014 indoor: 5th, 5,000 meters; 5th, 4x800 relay
2014 outdoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters; 8th, 10,000 meters
2015 indoor: 3rd, 5,000 meters

Jamie Vander Veer

Sr.
Distance
Knoxville HS
Harvey, Iowa


Career indoor bests
600 meters - 1:25.59
800 meters - 1:55.31
1,000 meters - 2:35.51
Mile - 4:13.20
3,000 meters - 9:07.27

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
800 meters - 1:52.82
1,500 meters - 3:53.48

Awards/honors
Two varsity letters
NCAA all-American (2015 indoor)
all-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor, 2014 indoor/outdoor)
Iowa Conference outdoor track events performer of the week (April 27, 2014)
Iowa Conference indoor track events performer of the week (Feb. 16, 2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x800 relay; 2nd, distance medley relay
2012 outdoor: 7th, 1,500 meters
2014 indoor: 3rd, 800 meters
2014 outdoor: 2nd, 4x800 relay; 2nd, 1,500 meters; 3rd, 800 meters
2015 indoor: 1st, distance medley relay; 2nd, mile; 4th, 800 meters; 4th, 4x800 relay

Logan Weers

So.
Hurdles
Clarke HS
Osceola, Iowa


Career indoor bests
200 meters - 24.55
55 hurdles - 8.06
60 hurdles - 9.06

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.99
200 meters - 24.01
110 hurdles - 15.98

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Austin Witt

So.
Sprints, jumps
Washington HS
Washington, Iowa


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.70
60 meters - 7.36
200 meters - 24.35
Long jump - 18-11.25

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.08
200 meters - 23.12
Long jump - 18-9.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
team, Most Improved Performer (2014)

 

Brandon Young

Sr.
Mid-distance
Dallas Center-Grimes HS
Grimes, Iowa


Career indoor bests
600 meters - 1:27.19
800 meters - 2:02.95
1,000 meters - 2:45.91
Mile - 4:46.29

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
400 meters - 53.89
800 meters - 2:02.05
1,500 meters - 4:11.34

Awards/honors
One varsity letter
all-Iowa Conference (2012 outdoor)

Iowa Conference results
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x800 relay

Brian Zahnle

Sr.
Sprints, jumps
Fulton HS
Morrison, Ill.


Career indoor bests
55 meters - 6.98
60 meters - 7.49
200 meters - 24.71
Triple jump - 41-5.75
Long jump - 19-1.25

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
Long jump - 20-9.75
Triple jump - 44-3.25

Awards/honors
One varsity letter

Iowa Conference results
2014 outdoor: 5th, triple jump

Mason Zimmerman

Sr.
Sprints
Urbandale HS
Urbandale, Iowa


Career indoor bests
60 meters - 7.44
200 meters - 22.99
400 meters - 52.00
600 meters - 1:26.52

 

 

 

 

Career outdoor bests
100 meters - 11.56
200 meters - 22.37
400 meters - 50.15
800 meters - 2:02.73
1,000 meters - 2:55.17

Awards/honors
Three varsity letters
All-Iowa Conference (2012 indoor/outdoor, 2013 indoor/outdoor, 2014 indoor)
Team co-captain (2014)

Iowa Conference results
2012 indoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2012 outdoor: 1st, 4x400 relay
2013 indoor: 7th, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x200 relay
2013 outdoor: 3rd, 4x100 relay
2014 indoor: 2nd, 200 meters; 3rd, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x200 relay
2014 outdoor: 5th, 4x400 relay; 7th, 4x100 relay
2015 indoor: 4th, 4x400 relay; 5th, 4x200 relay; 6th, 200 meters



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